5/31 PBE Update: New Summoner Icon, Emote, and Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 4:04 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.12 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a new summoner icon and emote, as well as more tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

New Summoner Icon

One new Esports summoner icon was added in today's patch:

New Emotes

A new emote was added! The emote is an enhanced version of 'M'Pengu', now complete with a tiny cane and bowtie!


  • Sweeper Rammus chroma spotlight from SkinSpotlights:

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

[Ornn has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Volcanic Rupture (Q) reverted to live functionality and values.
  • Bellows Breath (W) self slow when activating W lowered from 1.25 seconds to 1 second.
    • Vs Live:  from .75 seconds to 1 second

[Sejuani has extensive changes already in testing on the PBE!]
  • Permafrost (E) tooltip updated to note:
"Passive: Nearby melee allied champions' basic attacks apply Frost to enemy champions, large monsters, medium monsters, and large minions."

Ardent Censer
  • Heal and shield power lowered from 10% to 8%

Athene's Unholy Grail
  • Unique Passive premitigation damage increased from 25% to 35%

Forbidden Idol
  • Cooldown reduction lowered from 10% to 5%
  • Heal and shield power lowered from 8% to 5%

Mikael's Crucible
  • Heal and shield power lowered from 20% to 15%

  • Heal and Shield power lowered from 10% to 8%

Celerity (S3)
  • Movement speed lowered from 3% to 1.5%
  • Adaptive AD increased from 4.8% to 9.6%
  • Adaptive AP increased from 8% to 16%

Dream Snatcher (I3)
[Replaces Minion Dematerializer!]
  • Game start Dream Snatchers lowered from 9 to 7
  • [Removed] Dream Snatchers are no longer on cooldown for the first 240s of the game.

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for Sweeper Rammus and Playmaker Lee Sin:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got some new Chromas coming up for our newest skins, Playmaker Lee Sin and Sweeper Rammus!
Playmaker Lee Sin:

  • New textures: “Your will, my hands feet”
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Pearl)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Citrine)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Emerald)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Sapphire)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Aquamarine)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Tanzanite)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Obsidian)
    • Playmaker Lee Sin (Rose Quartz)
Sweeper Rammus:
  • New textures: “Ok.”
    • Sweeper Rammus (Ruby)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Rose Quartz)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Emerald)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Sapphire)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Aquamarine)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Tanzanite)
    • Sweeper Rammus (Obsidian) 
The chroma sets are now available on PBE! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. I’ll do my best to answer and reply to your questions and feedback! 
Riot Orphyre"

PBE Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.12 

Here's Riot Novalas with the PBE chat with the Playtest team for the 8.12 PBE cycle:
"Hey guys! 
I’m Riot Novalas. I'm a QA Analyst on Riot’s Playtest Team, a group of high elo players who work on Core Gameplay playing new and in dev content before they’re released. It’s our job to test the changes that our designers come up with to ensure that we’re introducing positive changes to League in terms of both balance and fun. 
Rather than a Patch Chat, we’re opting for a new approach these next few patch cycles. Lots of changes are planned in the upcoming patches and a lot of content is or has been on PBE for awhile. We’d like you guys to talk to us about your questions or concerns with upcoming content - We’ve tested a lot of it and would be more than happy to give you guys insight on how the changes are panning out. If you’d like us to test something in particular out - let us know and we can try to get it into a playtest. 
The biggest changes on PBE right now are the Fighter itemization changes. If you have any questions related to the items on the PBE, ask Riot Endstep who is the primary ticketholder for the itemization changes! 
We’d love for players to get in on this & help the Playtest team make Patch 8.12 launch as smoothly as possible! 
Here’s a link to the content currently on the PBE.
  • Brandon "Roku" Davis
  • Chris “Auberaun” Roberts
  • Nick “Riot Endstep” Frijia
  • Sigmundur “GangIeri” Helgason
  • Arnor “Riot Hjarta” Halldorsson
  • Miktat “Riot Koyuncu” Koyuncu
  • Brian “Riot Madness Heroo” Pressoir
  • Nabi “Riot Novalas” Barak
  • Dan “Riot penguin” Hardison
  • Robert “ROBERTxLEE” Lee
  • Louis "nubblez" Carpetto"

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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